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President Trump Vows To End "American Carnage"; Trump Administration Suspends Mortgage Premium Rate Cut; Trump Takes Office With Two Cabinet Secretaries; President Donald Trump's First 100 Days; More Than 200 Arrested In Washington Protests; Women Travel To Washington For March Today; Americans Divided On Trump Presidency; Global Reaction To Trump's Inauguration; Inauguration Day Fashion. Aired 6-7a ET

Aired January 21, 2017 - 06:00   ET


ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: -- thousands are expected to pack the National Mall here in Washington for a march demanding equal rights for women. We have it all covered for you. So let's begin with CNN's Athena Jones. She's live at the White House -- Athena.

ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Alisyn. It was a busy first day for President Trump. Getting right to work as he promised even amidst all the festivities taking action on Obamacare. But many saw his inaugural address as unusually bleak and the protest here and elsewhere are a sign there is more work to do to unify the country after a divisive campaign.



JONES (voice-over): Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States delivering a fiery inaugural address, painting a grim picture of America.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities. Rusted out factories scattered like tomb stones loose the landscape of our nation, and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here.

JONES: President Trump promising to take a nationalist approach to governing.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: From this day forward, it's going to be only America first.

JONES: Trump striking a populist tone, echoing his campaign rhetoric.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

JONES: Trump criticizing the so-called establishment while being surrounded by Washington's political elite. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Their triumphs have not been your triumphs and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families. That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you.

JONES: The president and vice president and their spouses bidding farewell to the Obamas after his address. Trump acknowledging his formal rival, Hillary Clinton, at a congressional luncheon, after not being criticized for not mentioning her in his speech.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I'd like you to stand up. I have a lot of respect for those two people.

JONES: The Trumps then making their way down Pennsylvania Avenue for the traditional inaugural parade and getting right to business. On his first day in oval office, President Trump signing his first executive order to start rolling back Obamacare. The president also suspending a mortgage premium rate cut for homeowners and signing commissions for his first confirmed cabinet member.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: This was a movement and now the work begins.

JONES: Ending the historic day by dancing the night away at three inaugural balls. The first couple, sharing their first dance to a Frank Sinatra classic.


JONES: Now President Trump kicks off his first full day as president with the visit to the National Cathedral for a prayer service. Relatively light schedule after the big momentous jam-packed inauguration day -- Alisyn, Chris.

CAMEROTA: Athena, thank you very much. We have a lot to discuss. Let's bring in our panel. We have the senior congressional correspondent for the "Washington Examiner" and host of the "Examining Politics" podcast, David Drucker, CNN political analyst, David Gregory, CNN political analyst and "Washington Post" reporter, Abby Phillip, and CNN contributor and reporter for the "Washington Examiner," Salena Zito. Great to see all of you.

What a day yesterday, I barely know where to begin, but let's start with the president's inaugural address because it's getting so much attention. So this is a Rorschach test as is so much in our politics.

Some people heard sleek (ph) and bruiting. Other people heard strong and stirring. I mean, he said -- I mean, let me just tell you some of (inaudible) no challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We were listening. You know, we were back far from the crowd and we could hear it erupting and people clapping and responding to that, David? What did you think of this inaugural address?

DAVID DRUCKER, SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT, "WASHINGTON EXAMINER": Well, I thought it was populist to the core. I mean, I thought this was the Donald Trump that we have seen over the last 18 months on the campaign trail and as we usually see with presidents and other people in elective office, you get what you see on the campaign trail.

And I think he made it clear that there is no pivot forthcoming ever and with the speech, what you're going to get is half of the country roughly really liking what they hear. I mean, I think for a lot of dark intonations that are going to rub people the wrong way including Republicans.

And we are going to hear a lot of what Trump really meant was over x many months. There's a market for what Trump said. A lot of people feel left behind. They want the country to start looking out for them.

[06:05:04]And so I think that Trump's approach was not to try and heal wounds per se, but to say I'm going to get the job done and in doing that that's how I'm going to heal the country.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: A big part of our job now going forward is to figure out what kind of consistency we'll see and how these words will get followed through. Anybody who has studied Trump knows that these words new to him in this campaign, but they are very familiar to Steve Bannon. And that's what I heard in that speech yesterday, the Breitbart man shining through, American carnage is all people are echoing in effect and how do you think that praise is --

CAMEROTA: Let's play this one more time so that you know what we're talking about. Take it from here.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: For too many of our citizens a different reality exists, mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across our nation. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.


DAVID GREGORY, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Pretty dark vision of America. I think he's speaking to a lot of Americans who are outside of the political process, who are hurting, who are outside of the economy, who aren't keeping pace with technology in our country and in the world and in the workplace.

And, so, I think this was not a philosophical speech. This was not an ideological speech. This really was a hostile takeover. The idea that, you know, we're going to get back to taking care of the people.

Steve Bannon, the senior adviser, talked about Andrew Jackson, that specter of nationalism, populism, the idea that it's the people's power that matters so much, and that that should take over the government.

We talked about Reagan saying it was an assault on business. That was not business as long as robust government being handed back to the people. That's what you really heard yesterday in very stark tones that's is going to invite a lot of scrutiny over this reality that Trump sees and now his ability to actually solve the problems that he says are there.

CAMEROTA: We all heard Steve Bannon. I heard Roger Ailes who has been an informal adviser at least to Donald Trump for many years and thereby hearing some of the Fox News mantra there. I mean, he says the establishment has protected itself and not the citizens of the country. What we were hearing, so many applause lines that people really responded to. What did you hear?

SALENA ZITO, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves and that's what he was offering. He wants action. He wants to take you somewhere else and that word "carnage" I know that a lot of people bristled at that.

But if you take a drive, I'm not just taking rural America, I'm talking about old cities like Chicago Heights, Illinois, just devastated economically. They stand like stone sentinels, these abandoned homes. These abandoned factories.

And nobody's sort of figured out how to reinvent the jobs there, you know, bridging technology with manufacturing instead, we blame trade. And so, there were a lot of people that contacted me, including Democrats, who said that speech was strong.

That causes me concern back in my district because that -- Bernie Sanders couldn't have said that. You know, that speaks the people who still feel left behind.

CUOMO: But the question is, there's no question they found a message that taps into a very deep meaning. The question is can they deliver on it. One of his first actions is to halt a payback to mortgage holders. You know, if you're going to deliver back to the people, the most direct way to do that is put more money in their pocket that government has and he halts it. Why not give the mortgage rebate back to citizens that Obama had signed it?

ABBY PHILLIP, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: I saw the two executive actions that he's made in those first few hours just as a peace offering to conservatives. They were pretty much conservative orthodoxy. The idea is not to necessarily put money back in the pockets of consumers, but to shore up the government funds so that if, you know, more borrowers default, the government has reserves to pay them back.

CUOMO: But does it seem weird that the Obama administration said we have enough cash, let's give some back, and he says no after the speech?

PHILLIP: I think Trump were trying to send a populist message with those executive orders that would not have been it. That was a peace offering to ideological conservatives, who want him to rein in the government, who don't want the FHA to just go in making rules that they believe are essentially unsound.

But you know, I actually agree that the speech was delivering a powerful message to people across party lines about the fact that the government isn't working for them and that it should work -- it should work better. It was not a small government speech.

[06:10:01]This was a speech that was essentially saying the government's job is to make sure you have a job. A lot of conservatives looked at that and said, that's what we're about, but that's what Trump was about. He is not an ideologue. He is someone who is saying I'm going to make this better for you, no matter what.

And even if that means the government is doing more and doing things that, you know, most Republicans, five years ago, two years ago, 18 months ago would have said absolutely no way.

DRUCKER: This was really a tilt away from Ronald Reagan, who came in and said the government is the problem, and I'm going to get the government out of your way so you can flourish. And Trump is coming in and saying, I'm going to make the government work for you.

So the question is, can he deliver on these promises? Because so much of the disappointment out in the country, left and right, Athena has done a great job of chronicling this has been that the government has not delivered on its promises and people feel let down.

Trump made a lot of big promises and all presidents start this way. The question is, if people feel that he hasn't delivered how disappointed will they feel. Will it be in a sense, the disappointment they felt in Barack Obama during his eight years?

CAMEROTA: Yes, very quickly, let's look at the crowd. The contrast to previous inaugural -- people there were obviously very passionate. If you look at the -- 2009, President Obama, you can see the National Mall there that whole piece of real estate filled with people. So this is yesterday, so not as big as 2009. Obviously people were very passionate, but he didn't get the numbers of Obama's historic --

GREGORY: It speaks to the division in the country. He did not win the popular vote which does not make him illegitimate in any way, but it shows that there are a lot of people who support the outgoing president of Barack Obama.

And a lot of Americans for whom America is actually working better than the folks cottoning to President Trump now. Look, 2009 was also a historic day, you had the first African-American president who represented not only history for a lot of Americans, but tremendous change in a time of war.

People forget how ready for change Americans were, Republicans too, after the real depths of the Iraq war. So I think that's one of the things that --

CUOMO: Probably a bigger team, too.

GREGORY: Again it speaks to the division of the country that Trump is going to have to deal with here and I thought he only gave kind of a passing nod to it yesterday.

CAMEROTA: Panel stick around. We have many more questions.

CUOMO: So President Trump takes office with only two cabinet secretaries for his first day. The Senate did confirm two military generals, Defense Secretary James Mattis is in. Homeland Security Secretary General John Kelly is in.

Senate Democrats are stalling votes on the others. So when will the president have more of them confirmed? What will that take? CNN's Sunlen Serfaty is live in Washington with more. What's the latest?

SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. Well, James Mattis and John Kelly, they were both sworn in by Vice President Pence very quickly after they were confirmed last night by the Senate. President Trump saying that he's pleased that he now has two members of his cabinet in place.

But this is still far shortly of what Trump had wanted. He was hoping to have at least seven numbers in place already. Notably, it's far fewer than former President Obama had on his inauguration day.

So Trump here also sending some very specific wordings to the Senate saying, quote, "I call on the members of the Senate to fulfill their Constitutional obligation and swiftly confirm the remainder of my highly qualified cabinet nominees so that we can get to work on behalf the American people without further delay."

And Senate Democrats have objected to many of Trump's nominees and they have been trying to slow down the process, setting up a lot of squabbling on Capitol Hill. Now there was a flurry of negotiations among Senate leaders overnight.

They will be some small movement coming up on Monday. They have agreed to open up debate and then hold a confirmation vote for Mike Pompeo, who is Trump's nominee for CIA director.

And also Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, he will also get a committee vote on Monday. That vote, Alisyn, is expected to be razor close.

CAMEROTA: OK, thank you for all of that, Sunlen. So within hours of becoming president as we've been discussing, Donald Trump signed his first executive order. What else will the president do in his first week in office? We discuss that, next.



CUOMO: President Trump began his administration by signing an executive order to begin dismantling Obamacare and raising some new regulations. So, what else will he do in these first days in office? We bring back our political panel. We got David Gregory, David Drucker, Abby Phillip and Salena Zito.

Salena, you know, one of the things that I hear from people very often is they know about the tombstones of dead factories. They know that our jobs aren't here. They know. They talk about it. They do nothing about it.

That responsibility is now squarely on Donald Trump's shoulders because he gave one speech in front of the crowd at the inauguration then he went into that lunch and gave a very different talk. We're all going to be good friends. You're all good people.

Now that's a difficult duality. How does that play out in the first 100 days?

ZITO: Well, I think what we're going to see from him almost immediately is tax reform and regulatory reform but we're also going to see infrastructure. That's where he can work across the aisle with people having lunch with him and maybe do some deals with the Democrats. Probably won't get all of the Republicans, but he will be able to cobble together something that brings a bunch of different stakeholders into it.

GREGORY: Let me throw a question mark in all of this because I'm not so sure. I do believe a couple of things. I believe that Trump will do or try do what he says he's going to do. I think everybody is oh, wait, he's actually going to try to do this stuff? Right, because that's what he said he was going to do. I think he wants to run that.

Two, he's got a very strong team that knows how to work on Capitol Hill, very strong vice president with great relationships, Reince Priebus, an establishment Republican who can do the same. Apparently, Steve Bannon, also very involved in these policy discussions and will be a major force.

The question is do they have an ability to prioritize and deal with, you know, engaging the opposition on Capitol Hill and that could even include Republicans? So I'm not sure how they're going to prioritize.

If he wants to talk about covering everybody with Obamacare, what would be the new health care plan? He's going to have to expend a lot of political capital for that. Can he do that and also have a major infrastructure built and also do tax reform? I think they're going to go out in a lot of different directions at the same time and then we'll see how they prioritize.

CAMEROTA: Abby, do we get clues about how he's going to prioritize from the first things that he signed yesterday as executive action?

[06:20:03]PHILLIP: I think so. Health care is pretty much at the top of the list. Any Trump supporter that you talk to, that is literally the most important thing for him. He's so keenly aware of that. That's why anytime he talks about this issue, he says, I want it done immediately and simultaneously, and I want to cover everyone.

But that's where the rub is, Republicans are not necessarily on board with any of those things. They don't necessarily want to do it immediately. They don't know necessarily if they can do it simultaneously. And there's just no way to really cover everybody in a way that's consistent with conservative ideals, in a way that won't cost a lot of money. So I don't think Trump is going to back down from those things. It is one of the most consistent things about him. He's been saying these things over and over again. Republicans on the other hand, his aides, some of his top aides, are going to have to figure out how to make it work and to what degree he weighs in.

We know he's not a micro manager of his staff, but he does weigh in when he feels like things are going off track. And we'll have to see how --

CUOMO: We can't because he's never done anything like this in this life. So, that's a question mark. You cover Congress every day. You talk to these guys. This ain't Reagan I keep hearing from GOP leadership. He does not have as you all in his hands where we're so happy to be working with this new president. How does that play out in his ability to tell them what to do?

DRUCKER: Well, it may be counterintuitive, but there's a reason why in effect he kind of does have them in his hands even though there are some stark differences between them. One, they are sort of in awe of how he won in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, a holy grail of sorts for Republicans for the last 30 years, Donald Trump did it.

Number two, they're a little bit in fear that he can go to social media, go around and motivate his base. They all have primaries coming up in 2018. He's not a normal politician that will talk to his chief of staff, to talk to the leader to say back off, don't give the president problems.

The other thing, they are so excited that they actually have an opportunity to pass conservative policy even though Trump himself is not conservative. That they are going to roll the dice and say, if we can do Obamacare repeal and replace, if we can do tax reform, why are we going to mess that all up quibbling over ideological differences?

So I think that for now you're going to see the strong desire to work together. One of the things though I am looking for will there be major changes coming from the White House on foreign policy and how will Republicans react on the Hill because there are differences. They keep telling us, no, no, no, this is what Trump really means on foreign policy. We'll see how that goes.

CAMEROTA: We see that in these two cabinet picks that were confirmed yesterday, no surprise there. These are popular ones.

CUOMO: And important ones.

CAMEROTA: Important, defense and homeland security. And any stumbling blocks ahead?

ZITO: Not that I can see. I know he really wanted to get his CIA director in yesterday because he wanted to sort of send this message by going there on Monday and visiting with him, sending a message to the intelligence community that he has their backs.

CAMEROTA: Why didn't he get that yesterday? ZITO: There were a couple of stalls. I forgot who --

CAMEROTA: Scheduling stalls?


CUOMO: They want more debate.

ZITO: You know, it's not unprecedented to not have your CIA director. I think that Hayden was Obama's director until February. So, that does take time.

GREGORY: But the America first principle that harkens back to the pre-World War II era really speaks to how President Trump wants America to engage with the rest of the world.

CUOMO: Although he says he doesn't need a Lindburg America first. He needs a modern version.

GREGORY: Right. But what he's talking about is a retreat from the notion of America leading an international order and really picking and choosing where we get involved and worrying about ourselves first. How that plays out with somebody like Mattis, who is much more of an internationalist that's part of that.

CAMEROTA: Panel, thank you very much.

So today, thousands of women are descending on the nation's Capitol Hill for a march just hours from now. They're demanding equal rights for women. Of course, this is just Mr. Trump's second day in office. But some trouble-making protesters already clashed with police on streets. This is yesterday. So we have several live reports.

CUOMO: Lighting fires. That's a crime. Those are riots.



CAMEROTA: The inauguration of President Trump sparked pockets of protests across the country. More than 200 people were arrested in small violent clashes. Anarchists were smashing windows and they set fires on the streets. This comes as thousands, maybe tens of thousands, maybe more, women are planning to march here just hours from now. CNN's Kyung Lah is live on the National Mall with more. What do we expect, Kyung?

KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Alisyn, we need to make it very clear that what happened yesterday is not related at all to what is going to be taking place in just a few hours. This women's march that is anticipated to begin. It is expected to be meaningful and quite organized.

But let's start with what happened yesterday, 217 protesters were arrested, according to the D.C. police chief, the acting police chief. What they were doing, throwing rocks, setting fire to a limo, smashing windows to some businesses. All of this happening within a small determined group of protesters.

Police saying overall, though, the protests did take place sporadically across the city, largely peaceful. So what's happening today, in just a few hours we're anticipating that the number of speakers will be taking the stage here, they are calling this a meaningful resistance.

A place for a diverse group of women to gather and let the administration know that they want their voices heard. Some 250,000 women, according to the organizers are anticipated to descend here in this swath of D.C.

The march is expected to last about two miles, when it finally does begin later this afternoon. Fifty speakers anticipated. Leading women's rights speakers from Gloria Steinem to (inaudible) Richards to actresses like Scarlett Johansson.

So Chris, what they are anticipating to day peaceful but setting a tone of resistance as the administration takes place on its first full day -- Chris.

CUOMO: Kyung, appreciate it. Two quick points, first, people lighting fires, people throwing rocks. They're not protesters. Those are crimes. Those are rioters. Important distinction.

Second, we're hearing there maybe 500, 600 coordinated marches around the country. We'll watch for those numbers and see if they get to the estimated 1.5 million who signed up online.

One thing we know is that thousands will be coming from across the country to be sure.

[06:30:02] Heading to Washington, D.C. to demand equal rights for women, that women's rights are human rights.

CNN Brynn Gingras live on a bus that left from New York early this morning. She's in Jersey right now. How are you doing on that bus Brynn?

BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We're doing well, Chris. We are in Central Jersey at this point. We're just one of with this particular group, one bus. There's another one in front of us. And I've got to tell you when we left Union Square around 5:00 this morning. There were dozens of buses lined up with crowds of women, men, children getting on those buses, a lot of excitement as they all head down to Washington, D.C.

And as those buses traveling, a lot of conversations going on among women, again men really strangers asking that question, why are you here? And we're hearing just a lot of different answers. Some say, "You know what, I was born to family of immigrant." Some say, "This is my voice against hate." Some say, "I'm going to now set an example for future generations." But collectively, this is really their time they say, to not take a back seat to this administration to actually be vocal against it. And that's what's really inspiring these women. And again, some men they head down to D.C. today and take part in this historic march, Chris. But again, right now, a lot of people is resting up at this point. But I can tell you, I can assure you, there is a lot of excitement as we get closer to D.C. Alisyn.

ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: And I like the back seat metaphor, while you're on the bus. Very cool, Brynn. So we will see. We'll follow your travels and your journey as you arrive here. Thanks so much for that.

So, how on earth after such a divisive election can Americans find unity today? This week, I sat down with voters on both side of the aisle people who are excited about President Trump. And people who are scared. We'll tell you what they say, next.


[06:35:02] CAMEROTA: Here's a news flash for you. Americans are divided. And their feelings on President Donald Trump are as polarized as possible as he begins this, his first full day in office. So what happens if you put passionate President Trump supporters and passionate President Trump critics in the same room? Can they find any unity? I sat down with them to find out.


CAMEROTA: How many of you are very excited about Mr. Trump's presidency? How many of you are very worried about Mr. Trump's presidency? OK. So, we're going to have a lot to talk about.

Alex, what are you most excited about?

ALEX CHALGREN, NATIONAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR STUDENTS FOR TRUMP: Trump is going to just reform our employment situation, especially in the African-American community. He's going to rebuild our infrastructure throughout this country which is just tearing to pieces.

CAMEROTA: Sara, what are you the most excited about?

SARA DUNCAN, TRUMP SUPPORTER: The job situation has been a huge issue for me and for a lot of people that I know. And I think just Trump coming in and being a business owner and a business creator, he already employs people. That's been a huge thing for me.

JAMIE HAMMACH, TRUMP SUPPORTER: To me would be the amount of change is going to happen in Washington, D.C. itself is going to trickle down to everyone else. And that change would be there's too many people here, elected officials, bureaucrats in such that are in their comfort zone. And it's time to shake that up and change that.

CAMEROTA: Rhea, what are you most concerned about?

RHEA BEDDOE, DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS FOR TAKE THE LEAD WOMEN: I am more than concerned. I'm like in fear as an immigrant to this country. I felt like, I've never felt so disconnected and so concerned that the people in power actively pushing against me, and not fighting for me.

OWEN EVANS, VICE-PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE G.W. COLLEGE DEMOCRATS: I'm most nervous immediately about how woefully ignorant he is of our world economic system of how people operate, of how to manage a government.

CAROL EVANS, CO-FOUNDER OF EXECUTIVE WOMEN FOR HILLARY: I believe that what we have now is a president who has racist, misogynist agenda. I believe that he also has an anti-earth agenda. And I think that his, you know, Goldman Sachs cabinet is lined up to implement the policies that I fear most.

CAMEROTA: All of you, when you, I mean, look, you hear their concerns. They're worried, they are angry. So what is that -- how do you respond to that? What does that make you feel?

DUNCAN: I'm human as our people who voted differently than me. And I would love to be able to have a way to reassure people.

CAMEROTA: What can you tell them of why they should feel reassured today?

HAMMACH: Life goes on. Eight years ago, a lot of us on this side of the table would have been, "Oh, god, what's happening now." Eight years from now or four years from now whenever that changes, you're going to look back and say, "Yes, wasn't that bad."

OWEN EVANS: The problem with that, the similarities that you're trying to place with Obama is that they're not similar. It's not from Bush to Obama. We're not having Trump is on his own sphere. Trump won't even give up his business for this country. And if you care more about that than serving your people, how can I trust that?

CAROL EVANS: He is basically a narcissist and a sociopath. Now, I worry -- honestly I'm just telling this from my perspective as a citizen, I am worried about those personality traits that don't belong in leadership. I believe that he approves of racism and he's shown that by bringing someone like Steve Bannon into the White House, someone who is a white supremacist.

CAMEROTA: You defined him as a white supremacist. These guys would define him as nationalist.

DUNCAN: Definitely not white nationalism, I'd like to make that very clear. Nationalism, if you look it up in the dictionary, another word for that is also patriot. There's a lot of people that genuinely love their country. They feel like part of that national identity is being lost. And they want to make sure that that's guarded. And has nothing to do with excluding immigrants or people of color or women versus men.

OWEN EVANS: I love America. We all do. That's why we're all here. That's why we care so much about this. And I think my problem with Trump is that he has this weird fetishized patriotism. That is blind, you know. It's a unquestioning. And that's not healthy. You know, that is what I would say nationalism. Patriotism is loving the founding rules of our country, you know, found in the constitution, in the poems of Walt Whitman, in the speeches of Abraham Lincoln.

BEDDOE: As a woman and a person of color, I think it's really offensive to just say that, "Oh, we should support American ideals." When I don't think if every single one of us were asked that question we would give a different answer. We all, you know, we're all diversity. And the melting pot is not a bad thing.

[06:40:00] CHALGREN: People are sick and tired of the government telling them that they have to be sort of accepting everybody at the extent of loosing something for themselves. And that's why I support Donald Trump because I know Donald Trump really knows American exceptionalism and knows that we must put ourselves first before putting others first.

OWEN EVANS: The most American thing we can do is continue this liberalization with the world. And, you know, I'm talking about -- I'm not talking about like --

CHALGREN: One more order is that what you're saying?

OWEN EVANS: That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying like the economic system is built up to prevent the world from going to war in a major way.

CAROL EVANS: And political system with NATO and all of our allies.


CAROL EVANS: These are very important.

CHALGREN: How have NATO stopped the raise of radical Islamic terrorist?


CHALGREN: And we are NATO.


HAMMACH: We pull out -- we pull out of Eastern Europe and our NATO country people there.

CAROL EVANS: Pray to God that it doesn't happen.

HAMMACH: Yeah, I pray to God, that it doesn't happen either. But if we was to ever pull out of that, we watch it crumble.

CAMEROTA: And we all just going to sort of agree that this is a divided country and just have to go our merry way?

CAROL EVANS: I think it's very important for us to talk. I would love a chance to talk with Republicans about what's happening. And what they see happening. And what I see happening, like we are having here today.

CAMEROTA: Are you open as well to hearing them? CAROL EVANS: Yes. I don't think that we're going to convince each other honestly.

CAMEROTA: Are we being unrealistic to think that we're all going to be able to hear each other and talk? What do you think is the answer?

HAMMACH: We're not going to get together, hold hands and sing kumbaya. None of us really know what the answer is going to be to get together and try to get through this together. But all we can do is try to find some common ground in certain areas and move forward in those areas. We'll never going to have people on the far left and far right really get in a lockstep and march together.

OWEN EVANS: You guys are excited. We're scared. And I don't feel any less of you guys since I walked in this room, and that's you, like all three of you, yes. And I think if we can recognize that and that is one of the big steps.

DUNCAN: It does make me genuinely sad, you know, when good people say they're fearful. And if I can help anyone out else to feel the calm or the excitement that I have, then that's definitely the goal. And I think for me, it's just going to be a little bit more compassionate as to why people operate the way they do. And what people are concerned about and where I can speak to that.


CUOMO: Smart people. What did you think?

CAMEROTA: Well, I think that we fastened on it at the end there which is they're actually never going to find common ground on policy and position. So the best that we can hope for is finding common ground on humanity and compassion.

And, you know, what's another interesting thing they made me realized, is that in -- back in -- when we were children, it might have been different in your house because you were the son of a famous politician. But talk about politics in polite company wasn't done. At the Thanksgiving table we avoided politics. And now, everybody talks about it and mixes it up and, you know, shares their feeling and yells at each other. And that sometimes makes for some feisty conversations.

CUOMO: Well, I think what is happened also is that the political dynamic has become very cultural, becomes very identity-based these days. It's not about what you believe. It's about who you are.

And Donald Trump exacerbated a lot of those existing fault lines. And that's why he's created more division, in a way because he is seen as having taken a side, so half the people necessarily feel alienated. One of the kids in there said, "Walt Whitman." You know, is famous for many lines. One them being that America is the white flume, showing that the way is up. I know that language because it was my father's language. It was the Democrats language. No more. If the Republicans language, then it is Donald Trump's. CAMEROTA: Well, look, if that group is any indication the future is bright. They all were civil to one other. And they all exchanged ideas. And we found some common ground.

CUOMO: I hope its representative.


CUOMO: I don't know.

[06:43:49] All right so, how are world leaders reacting to what they heard from our President Donald John Trump at his inaugural? His pledge to put only America first, what is that going to mean? We're going to take you live to Moscow, next.


CUOMO: America's new president was intentionally light on talking about the rest of the world in his inaugural address. His phrase is America first. So, how is that message going to play out internationally?

CNN senior international correspondent, Clarissa Ward is live in Moscow with more. Moscow has become a very important focal point in our politics recently, Clarissa. What's the word from there?

CLARISSA WARD, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I would say the mood is definitely positive here, Chris. We've already heard from the Kremlin spokesperson that President Putin will be reaching out to call Mr. -- President Donald Trump in the coming days to congratulate him. And he also said in the coming months, the expectation is that they would meet face-to-face. He said that President Putin is ready to meet with President Trump. And already some here, getting excited about the idea of that meeting.

We saw one Russian lawmaker today who wrote on Twitter "After Mr. Trump's inauguration, his meeting with President Putin will be the most important event in world politics. A defining moment in history." A lot of people here, you know, officially having a measured tone, but definitely looking forward to possibly having a better relationship, a new philosophy that might govern the new world order.

Now, we should say, of course, not all international reaction has been positive at all, Chris. Quite to the contrary, we've seen protests taking place across the globe. And while, of course, we've seen the usual traditional sort of boiler plate notice of congratulations to President Trump from other world leaders. I think there's definitely a sense of concern. You said it yourself in the introduction, Chris. This idea of make America great again, that's one thing. But also America first only, that's a refrain that will have many world leaders wondering how the U.S. will be interacting with the rest of the globe under President Trump. Alisyn.

CAMEROTA: Absolutely is one of the questions today, Clarissa, thank you very much for that. On a much lighter note -- CUOMO: Yeah, no less important.

CAMEROTA: Let's discuss fashion at the Trump inaugural from first lady Melania Trump channeling Jackie Kennedy to Kellyanne Conway the viral look.

CUOMO: Viral look.

CAMEROTA: Viral look.

CUOMO: Ameri-can.

[06:49:37] CAMEROTA: That is very Ameri-can. We'll talk fashion, next.


CUOMO: People still talking about the fashion statements. Doesn't matter how much we pound policy, when it comes to the inaugural balls how people look matters. First Lady Melania Trump getting a lot of attention with a dress that supposedly she helped design with a guy whose name I can't pronounce. How do you say his name?

CAMEROTA: Erve Pierre.

CUOMO: There you go. CNN Contributor and contributing editor of Time Magazine and Daily Beast columnist Kate Betts is here and CNN national political reporter, Maeve Reston.

All right so --

CAMEROTA: You guys are fashion plates.

CUOMO: Educate the vanilla gorilla. What did we see last night and why is it noteworthy?

KATE BETTS, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I would call it sleek New York glamour. And even thought the designer Erve Pierre, correct pronunciation is a French born, he has lived in New York and worked on 7th Avenue for 14 plus years. So he has a very skilled kind of couture approach to dressing and the dress was very beautifully made and perfectly fit, obviously.

CAMEROTA: Look at it. It is beautiful, I mean it's sleek, that there's all those flourishes.

CUOMO: What would I see when I look at this that makes it noteworthy?

BETTS: Well, it's a -- I mean, if you want to look at the symbolism of the first lady.


BETTS: Because every first lady makes an impression and whether she wants to or not. It's a white dress. So it's very symbolic of a fresh new beginning. It's interesting to note that Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy also wore white inaugural dresses.

CAMEROTA: Speaking of Jackie Kennedy. The dress before this when she was in her robin's egg blue for the inaugural parade, she was likened to Jackie Kennedy, perhaps we have split screen, Maeve, that we can put up for you.

MAEVE RESTON, CNN NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER: What did you think of this dress?

RESTON: A real Homage suit. So Jackie Kennedy with that little bolero jacket with the high neck and her hair back. That kind of a retro, yet very modern look that was, you know, took -- caught a lot of attention. On the other day was Ivanka's green, you know, contrast that really caught eyes in yesterday.

[06:55:15] CUOMO: So, assuming that the comparisons to Jackie Onassis would be inevitable, is there a risk in doing that? I mean, you know, talking about not someone who is just a style icon but an icon of decorum and of different civilities. Does Melania Trump want to take that on?

BETTS: That's a good question because I think, you know, I think it's, the first lady's position is kind of a privilege and a burden. And she has to lead and kind of set an example. And also kind of highlight the evolution of American women. So, she's got a lot of things to do here. And she has to say a lot about to prove her style, because that's how she'll telegraph a lot of her moves.

RESTON: But what was so unusual with that family tableau at all of the balls last night. You had the wives of the Trump sons wearing sort of the metallic shades that complemented Ivanka's dress.

CAMEROTA: We have this. Let's pull this up because I also want to show Ivanka's dress and Tiffany his other daughter's dress because they are -- they were also bedazzled and bejeweled. So this was their -- OK, let's look at their first dance for one second. Do anybody have any dance? OK. Here we go. So this was during the inaugural parade where Ivanka was in Oscar de la Renta, very striking, white sort of architectural outfits. Now, let's look at this is. This was Carolina Herrera, I believe.



RESTON: And with the jewel sleeves and farthest (ph), it was a princess dress. It's kind of a belt skirt. And it was really interesting the discussion that people were having, you know, on Twitter last night that that was the real kind of first lady dress, the classic -- the more classic first lady dress.

BETTS: More romantic, certainly. Much more romantic.

CUOMO: -- one of the vestiges of accepted chauvinism that the man get no attention at all, Donald Jr.

RESTON: I mean what do we suppose to say.

CUOMO: That's not true. It's subtle difference that matter for man. And Donald Jr. he took some time putting an overcoat that was a little different, you know, had a little double breasted coat.

CAMEROTA: But I mean, was it like a jewel tone, because otherwise I'm not interested.

CUOMO: But what would happen if Donald John Trump, president of the United States had out came out with a fashion statement tuxedo.

RESTON: That would have been great.


BETTS: We would have discussed that.

CUOMO: Would he get a love or would he get pounded down sort of like thinking about what --

CAMEROTA: Before you turn this into the conflict statement, we have to --

CUOMO: Life is half blood.

CAMEROTA: Yes. We have to show Kellyanne's interesting fashion choice. This is not an encore for "Hamilton." This is Kellyanne, one of the president's top advisors.

CUOMO: Ameri-can.

BETTS: Very patriotic.

RESTON: It was Gucci, interestingly.

CUOMO: And expensive, right.

RESTON: And she went -- yes --

CUOMO: $3,600.

RESTON: $3,600. But with the red touches it was a real standout. So she definitely wasn't trying to blend.

BETTS: Oh, the go stopper. You know what, I am --

CUOMO: All they hear about this is, "Oh, it's red, white and blue, I see that, 3,600." That's what the men see.

CAMEROTA: I applaud the fashion risk here.

BETTS: And the red gloves, I mean, that's a real risk.

CUOMO: Camerota is in to the gloves count.

CAMEROTA: I various in the gloves. I believe that they're bringing back the gloves.

RESTON: Right.


RESTON: In the robin's egg blue. Melania was wearing those long state gloves.

CAMEROTA: I'm going to begin wearing long gloves.


CAMEROTA: The morning show.


CUOMO: Wait it's not relevant.

CAMEROTA: Kate, Maeve, thank you.\

BETTS: Thank you. They're trying to muddle through this with the vanilla gorilla.

CUOMO: Come on that was good.

CAMEROTA: Thank you very much.

We're actually following a lot of news this morning. So, let's get to it.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We love you. We're going to be working for you. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The American people called or changed, we took a meaningful step towards that new direction.

TRUMP: This American carnage stops right now.


CAMEROTA: Hundreds of thousands are expected to march demanding equal rights for women.


TRUMP: This was a movement. And now the work begins.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Congratulations, Mr. President.


CAMEROTA: We want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world. You're watching NEW DAY. Chris and I are live here in Washington, D.C., where Donald Trump's presidency begins and began with a vow to end, what he called American carnage in his inaugural address, the speech striking a very nationalistic and populist tone.

CUOMO: Go to that early sunrise shot behind us again because a very telling purple, wouldn't that be a great message to come out of this, amid the red and blue, right?

[07:00:06] CAMEROTA: -- Bipartisanship.

CUOMO: And what was it yesterday. Yesterday was a burning bright red, bright orange, bright red. Is there anything in that? That's for you to decide. President Trump wasting no time --